Tottenham told why Manchester United’s Harry Maguire is a better fit for them than Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur have been told by Rangers legend Ally McCoist that Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is a better fit for their defence as compared to Arsenal.
The Red Devils signed the Englishman from Leicester City for a fee of 80million Pounds but he has rarely ever looked like he has been worth the investment. Physically strong and dominant in the air, Maguire has his fair share of weaknesses.
He isn’t the quickest and neither is he the most agile centre-backs around. He also seems to have a mistake in him, and manager Erik ten Hag has perhhaps taken a note of these things.
The Dutchman, ever since joining Manchester United, has benched Maguire in favour of pairing Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane. Coincidentally, both of them will be in their respective squads for the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on 18 December.
“He isn’t going to hang around – he wants to play. I don’t think there are any guarantees that he’s going to march back into the Manchester United team, not in front of [Raphael] Varane and [Lisandro] Martinez.”
“Straight away off the top of my head, I’d say he’s good enough for Spurs. Arsenal? Maybe not at this moment in time. But he’s been one of England’s best players at the World Cup.
Maguire was pretty impressive at the World Cup. But those who have followed his career would know that he has typically been impressive for England even if his form at club level isn’t right up there.
But then again, Maguire is good enough to play in a three-at-the-back system. He has experience leading the backline at Leicester City, England, and Man United and could do the same here.
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Eric Dier and Cristian Romero are pretty good, but apart from them, we don’t have any other names in defence that stick out. However, it remains to be seen if Manchester United will let Maguire join a direct Premier League rival and for a fee that makes sense for us.